After a long, dark winter, spring’s bright sun and warm winds are a breath of fresh air.

The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year’s flower beds.

Make a checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine.

Summer camp registration

Registration forms are now available for St. Helena Parish School District and United Way’s Summer Camp Summer Learning Gain Program. You can get a registration form on the school’s website, www.sthpk-12.net, or at the School Board office, 354 Sitman St., Greensburg.

The summer camp will be held June 1-26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at St. Helena Arts and Technology Academy in Greensburg. The camp is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Refrigerators will be available for children to store their lunches if they want to bring their own.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email swarren@theadvocate.com.